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    July 24, 2011
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in the news this sunday morning, july 24th, abc7 as exclusive new pictures of the two men arrested in the beating beth of brian stow, giants fan. tomorrow the men are expected in court for arraignment. hundreds of gay couples got married in new york at midnight and same-sex marriage became legal. >> plenty of clouds around will you late clearing. >> thank for joining us, i'm carolyn tyler. formal arraignment tomorrow for the two men arrested in the severe beating of giants fan brian stow. louie sanchez and marvin norwood are accused of committing the brutally tack on dodger stadium
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on opening day. brian stow, a paramedic from santa cruz, remains hospitalized after that attack on march 31st. we have an exclusive look at the two men arrested thursday and we have an update on brian stow's condition. >> reporter: these photographs from our los angeles sister station showed 29-year-old louie sanchez and 30-year-old marvin norwood. charges were filed against them friday for the march 31st attack at dodger stadium on brian stow. each face three counts, aggravated assault, mayhem and battery. if convicted, norwood could face nine years in prison, sanchez eight. we think the duo should face charges that would put them in prison for life. >> i think the complaint is undercharged. if i were to charge mayhem i would carry aggravated mayhem which carries a life sentence and i would also carry the crime of torture which also carries a
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life sentence. >> both are held an half million dollars bond. also mean sear is louie's sister who police arrested for suspicion of driving the car in which the men escaped. both men have violent past. and there was criticism for the arrest of johnny ramirez who was originally arrested. >> the los angeles police department truly believes it's just as important to exonerate the innocent as it is to implicate the guilty and that's what we did. sometimes it takes longer than we would like, but that's the nature you are of the business. >> the arrest for raw knees for stow beating could create doubt for a jury and endanger a conviction. >> a defense attorney is going to have a field day in court with that. they are going to say were they right before, are they right now? next week will the police change their mind again? ladies and gentlemen, that's reasonable doubt.
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>> geovany ramirez remains in jail for a parole violation. the 42-year-old brian stow has been showing signs of being alert and responsive according to his family. he's been able to open his eyes and close them, as well as mouth "stow" when asked his name. abc7 news. we learned the brother of the 19-year-old shot and killed by the san francisco police last weekend is wanted in connection for murder in seattle and he maybe on his way here to the bay area. kenneth harding's brother is wanted in connection with the murder of a man last night in seattle. police put out an all-points bulletin warning that he may be headed for san francisco. last week investigators said the bullet that killed kenneth harding did not come from a police-issued weapon, suggesting he may have shot himself. in oakland people are looking for suspects after finding a men shot to death
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inside a car last night. it happened around 7:00 on laurel road and o'hara avenue. another victim was found nearby and airlifted it a medical center in walnut reaching his condition is it is not known. one person has been detained but noel arrests made. two men are unarrest in san francisco this morning in connection with a shooting this weekend that critically injured an 11-year-old girl. that shooting happened late friday night and according to police started as an argument between two groups of young men. a stray bullet went through the wall of a home, striking the girl in the chest. abc7's lisa amin guleziana reports on this tragedy and what the police are calling an uptick of violence in the city's western neighbor. >> i don't know why it happened or why the bullet would enter our house. >> the home was caught in the
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crossfire what have police are calling a gang fight. an argument started and suddenly one man pulled out a gun and started firing. two stray bullets came through the house. >> here and the window and then hit her. >> her niece, linda, is in critical but stable condition at the san francisco's hospital. the 11-year-old lives in the sunset district and was visit fourth a few days. she was getting ready for bed when the shooting started. >> i started hearing shots ring out. one entered the bedroom window and shot her near the lung and exited the back. she ran out and said eric i'm shot. >> it's really sad because for a young girl, you know. >> it's a tragedy, a complete tragedy. >> reporter: even san francisco police are outrage by the crime. investigators did arrest two men, an 18 and a 19-year-old. and the city's gang unit is now in charge of this case.
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>> we've been seeing an increase in some random shootings. so the officers have been -- there's been more foot patrol, the housing officers have been in and out of the developments more. >> the uptick in crime in the western addition started a few weeks ago. district supervisor, ross, said the focus needs to specifically be on young people, ages 17 to 26. >> it has to be both ends. and both ends is smart on crime, law enforcement and the other end is a social service strategy that can reach out to these people. >> police are releasing very few details about what they were arcing about and what they will be charged with. in san francisco, lisa amin guleziana, abc7 news. in richmond police are investigating a deadly shooting. last night one person was killed and another victim rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds. it happened near 24th and mcdonald's streets just before
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10:00 p.m. san francisco police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a young girl yesterday evening. it happened around 5:30 at tenth avenue and lincoln near golden gate park. police say the girl road her bike into the street and ran into a car that was making a turn. she has nonlife-threatening injuries and police say the accident is actually her fault but because the vehicle left the scene, the driver is now facing hit-and-run charges. up next, the latest on that terror attack in norway as services again for the dozens of people killed at a shooting at a camp and outside the headquarters. and in new york hundreds of couples tie the knot after same-sex marriage officially becococococo
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>> norway is holding services this morning for the 92 people confirmed dead for a are:bombing outside government headquarters in oslo and following a shooting spree at a youth summer camp. norwegian police say it all appears to be the work of this man, one man, 32-year-old norwegian anders breivik. he rejects criminal responsibility. authorities say he wrote a 1500 page manifest toe spelling out his beliefs. his lawyer said he was trying to bring about revolution in norway. attacking multi-consult rim and muslim immigration. richard cantu has more. >> reporter: police are still searching for victims in the waters off utoya island. it turned into a killing ground when a man dressed as a
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policeman suddenly began shooting. he kept saying come here. he had a rifle or a sniper's weapon that he was use to go shoot at us. it was total kay i don't say. some dove into the water to escape but the gunman shot them even as they swam for their lives. some may have drown. >> he made people run up the steep hill and other people coming up the hill, and he shot them at the top. >> reporter: authorities say the shooting spree lasted an hour and a half and a s.w.a.t. team took 40 minutes to respond. police say this is the face of terror, a 32-year-old norwegian, anders behring breivik. police searched his farm and found six tons of fertilizer. and in oslo a massive bomb
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ravaged there on friday. still bodies inside. flags are half staff at tiny norway mourns it's dead. norway's king harold and queen sonya personally comforted survivors, even at norwegian police patrolled the police and a peaceful nation grab he would with grief. abk news. no deal from lawmakers facing the debt ceiling deadline. president obama met briefly with top leaders at the white house yesterday morning. they met again last night on capitol hill without the president. after that session harry reed released a statement saying republicans are unwilling to compromise, eccoing a statement president obama made friday. >> one of the questions the republican party is going to ask themselves is can they say yes to anything? >> i'm confident the bipartisan chair and the congress can act.
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if the white house won't get serious, we will. >> and speaker boehner said he hopes to have an agreement by today to avoid spooking asian markets. and hundreds ever couples, gay couples, in new york started exchanging vows from same-sex marriage became legal in new york. new york city alone is hosting hundreds of false today. the first occurred at niagara falls. the famous falls were bathed in rainbow colored highlights for the occasion. last night new york game the sixth and largest state to legalize same-sex marriage. san francisco's law remains tied up in federal appeal over proposition 8 that bans it here in san francisco. and friends are say they are shocked and saddened to hear of amy winehouse's death. the 27-year-old grammy winner
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was found dead yesterday morning in her london home. winehouse shot to game with her album back to black, but she's battled drug and alcohol addiction. the cause of her death is still unknown. many took to twitter to express condolences, demi moore tweeting "may her troubled soul find peace." and others called it the waste of a gifted person. it may be in july but hundreds of skiers and snowboarders still hit the slopes this weekend. this resort had runs open yesterday for summer skiers for one last day on the slopes. a record seasonal snowfall is behind the latest opening ever. latest summer skiing in california is believed to have been august 13th at mammoth mountain in 1995. this has, indeed, been a strange year, lisa. >> yes. still a lot of snow up there on the highest elevations. very pretty.
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we look for 80s in the sierra nevada today with sunny skies. back home we will see slow clearing. in fact, the temperatures will be cool today. the coast, hard press today see some sunshine. i will detail the cooler and then warmer forecast coming up. >> also coming up the niners celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first superbowl title with 2500 fans and former players. mike shumann has the festivities coming up in sports.
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? a lot of kids guy summer camp for granted but a lot of kids are getting a camping experience that otherwise maybe out of reach. it's a program that's not only fun, but transforming lives. >> reporter: ymca camp lolomor is an hour and a half drive from richmond. it's a trip measured in scenery,
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not distance. it's a summer camp full of activities. there is zip lining, archery and kickball. and just as important to jaymee, there are adults who listen. >> there are people here that actually care about what you have to say and care about your opinion. >> jaymee is one of the people here from richmond. they are here thanks to a person called yes, youth enrichment strategies. each person sponsored only pays $30 to attend camp. >> it's a reality gunshots are being heard in their back yards in their neighbors. down here they hear laughter and crickets. >> the program has been operating for twelve years, servicing underaged young people ages 3 do 16. >> i have been year three years and it's the most exciting time of my life. >> they allow hundreds of kids to enjoy the camp experience. some get so hooked on what happens out here they come back
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as counselors. >> the camp lasts just one week, but rory will tell you those seven days and the leadership programs that followed changed his life. >> i will probably be running in the streets right now and probably locked up or probably dead, i'm not even sure. >> the summer sessions are mostly about letting kids be kids, but it's any environment that forecasters growth. jaymee said camp has given herself confidence. >> i'm hoping when i go back home and there are some people i can play with i can teach them the games i learned here to have more fun. >> the best part about the camp is that what happens here doesn't stay here. in san mateo county, koreana rust, abc7 news. >> looked like the kids were having fun in the sun. things are beautiful here. i feel sorry for the people who are roasting and baking back east. >> everywhere. isn't that the truth. we do have some cooling on the way and then we will look for a warming trend.
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as we head outside. plenty of clouds but, of course, it's dark out. we will look for some later clearing today. in fact, don't think we will see much clearing at all with the coast with the marine layer about 2,000 feet deep this morning. so the slow burn off leads to cool temperatures today. but the cooling will be felt inland. parts of the early work week. and then we will see a warmup for everyone. 62 redwood city. good morning mountain view, 60 for you. 67 oakland. santa rosa fairfield and napa. so a southwest flow this morning am how long the clouds to reach the delta. we will see the afternoon clearing. sunny skies on the way. looks like temperatures will come down out of the 80s into the 70s for our east bay valleys. here's the reason why. it's been trough after trough this summer. you see the rotation, the counter clockwise spin here, this area of low pressure. it will sit here today but beginning the week tomorrow and into tuesday, continues to slide to the south and east and as it
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does, that will allow for the cooling to tapes. then once we get on the back side of it, come wednesday, we will warm up to around normal. that will bring more 90s into the forecast. here's the cloud deck all the way into the livermore valley this morning. even close to the delta. so we will look for 10:00, 11:00 for the clouds to begin to evaporate and peel on back. sunny skies in the forecast for the east bay valleys, but it just about ends there around the bay where we will see the clouds lingering from santa rosa westward toward the coast, down through the san mateo coast and only the 60s once again. you notice the 80s trying to build back in. it will be overall in the inland spots a little warmer, coastal spots a little cooler. fresno up to 100 degrees today. they will be cooling, too, with the effects of that trough in the days ahead. 83 in los angeles. and then in and around the south bay look for highs, about 80 sunyvale, mid-80s here for
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campbell, cupertino 82. and peninsula has the cloudy coast with 60s there. upper 70s for redwood city. san francisco temperatures in the mid-60s with afternoon sun. we will call it partly cloudy late in the day. in the north bay highs ranging from the low 60s, stinson, to around 80, santa rosa. near east bay we are still in the 60s from richmond but near 80 in fremont and out over the hills look for a sunny and pleasant afternoon. concord, 85 degrees, as well as pleasanton. 87 livermore. and down by the monterey bay looks like the fog will pull on back and allow for sunny skies with 83 in hollister, and 87 gilroy. so overall today the coast will be cool and then everyone else sort of follows with cooler weather on the order of 2 to 4 degrees. for july standards that's right on through wednesday. then we will warm up. nothing too extreme. still looking at that, but it looks like at least we will get
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into the mid-90s inland midweek. >> wow, heating up. >> yeah. >> thank you. the giants close out their homestand against the brewers with madison bumgarner taking the mound. on tuesday the giants have an nlcs rematch against the phillies. but back to the brewers. last night san francisco evened the series with milwaukee, ending a two-game losing streak. here's mike shumann with your highlights in this morning's sports. >> good morning. same formula all season, pitching and defense. and they used it last night. vogelsong wins his eighth of the season and got some help. check out cody ross flexing his gun. cutting down rickie weeks at the plate. got him. bottom of fourth, nathan steps up and sheer holds goes the other way. nate 3 or 4, giants on top, 2-16789 go to the eighth. now 3-2. how about a little insurance,
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andres torres, rbi single. giants win 4-2. they will try to win the series today at 1:00 before heading to the white house on monday >> a perfect day for baseball at new york yankees stadium, over 100 degrees. a's down in the third but willingham takes care of that. 2-1, a's. we go bottom of the sixth. oakland up two until former a, nick swisher, burning his old team again going deep off harden. and within a run. how about hideki matsui. they call him godzilla. a's beat the yankees for the first time in twelve games, 4-3, the final. can you believe it's been 30 years since the 49ers won their first superbowl? last night they celebrated the beginning of the dynasty with an outdoor showing of superbowl
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sixteen. it brought back a flood of memories for everyone. it was the first of 49ers five superbowl title and there's nothing like the first time you do anything. the niners showed a lot of class putting it together and myself and seven teammates were like kids again as we relived one of the greatest moments of our lives. >> you have to give it to the 49ers. it was a great idea to put it together. it's outside with the big screen. it's a really cool idea. >> it's like a little mini reunion as well. you get to see guys like you and other teammates. we get to tell lies and see who has the biggest. it's great. >> just think what we have done in 30 years and coming back for a superbowl celebration. pretty good seeing the guys we haven't seen for years and we are still thinking about it. it's awesome. >> it was a great event. the fans loved it. the bond my teammates had is forever and we enjoyed seeing each other. it was amazing watching the game again. seemed like yesterday but it was 30 years ago. all right. are you ready for football?
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looks like we are a step closer to the lockout being listed by next week. the nfl executive board is expected to vote monday, recommending sing the agreement put forth by the owners. players have to vote and they could start reporting as early as wednesday. players would also vote on recertifying as a union. a lot of details still have to be worked out and teams probably won't be able to start signing free agents until next weekend. that's when the niners have to decide what to do with a couple of their own free agents. >> i think we have something special in fran going on right now but you can't talk. i can't talk and i can't talk to trent. even though you want to talk to them, but it's a process that we have to go through and 2348 that process runs its course we have to sit back and wait. all right. look for the nfl to be back in business by next weekend. that's the way the ball bounces. i'm mike shumann. see you tonight at five. have a great day. >> and congratulations, schu
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coming up, global warming on the west coast, evils even the toughest creatures can't take the heat. >> and a referendum will challenge the statetetetetetetee
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>> welcome back. in southern california firefighters are battling a wildfire on the lost coyotes's indian reservation. it's turning away from populated area in steep, rugged terrain. fighting fires like that cost money. while the state budget is shrinking, the fire danger isn't. but there is growing backlash to
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a new fee the state is charging you for fire protection. here's abc7'sñr capital correspondence, nanette anywhere an. >> this covers 30 abc newsers ever land mostly in rural areas, one-third of the state. to help pay for the service 850,000 residents will be billed $150 year under a new law governor brown signed this month, pushed threw with just democratic support. so imagine the outrage in communities like rancho mirietta, outside sacramento, where they also pay a fire fee. >> no, i don't want to pay double taxes. we are taxed enough for everything. >> i think it's another way to fee us to death so that they can cover all the expenses. >> you wouldn't believe the phone calls i got coming into my office. >> state senator ted gains just
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filed a referendum with the state that would ask them to overturn the fire fee which he says is really a tax. he said property taxes already cover basic services. >> clearly it's illegal in my mind and unfair. they are already paying taxes for these services and there's no excuse to go after rural homeowners again. >> but with this up and down economy, cal fire said it cannot do its job with constant budget cuts, especially when developers keep building in wildfire territory. new fire fee would mean $200 million a year for the agency. >> it would be detrimental for us to lose that much of our fire protection funding. >> while higher taxes are unpopular, some understand why they ares in. >> everyone wants fire protection. we have to pay for it. we want police protection, you've got to pay for it. so i don't have a problem with an extra $150. >> lawmakers will try to tweak the law to exclude residents who already pay the local fire fee.
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but senator gains said that's not good enough and will try to gather half a million signature to qualify for the june ballot. in sacramento, abc7 news. a new plan to preserve the famous views of yosemite's water false and granite domes calls for cutting down hundreds and possibly thousands of trees. they say they need to be trimmed anyway to protect in wildfires. the protection allows fuels to build up to dangerous level. next month, after three years of study and public hearings, the final version of a scenic vista management plan is due to be released. that is going to list 181 historic vistas that are now blocked by trees. starting in the fall of next year, the sound of falling similar better and buzzing chainsaws will echo throughout
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the valley. a fixture of troubling job news is coming from silicon valley. they are saying it may be time for long-term unemployed workers to retrain themselves. abc7's david louie explains. >> silicon valley recruiters say they are ready to hire but they are after the right people. four south bay workforce training centers surveyed over 250 companies to forecast the job markets. sunyvale is one of the training centers. >> they are looking for those people who are at the right companies. you know, currently employed for the a-list companies and they are out to steal them. >> tech companies indicated they plan to boost hiring of engineers 15% over the next two years. but if they are going after currently-hired people, that spells trouble for job seekers like these, attending a workshop for mature workers. according to the study the most vulnerable is an engine near with a 20 year degree, laid off
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over a year by a b-list company. >> one of the things they recommended is that we build a class or workshop, laboratories, so to speak, around portfolios for people where we bring laid off technology workers together and they can develop new products in that laboratory. >> mid-level skilled workers also have a new worry. their jobs are likely to be outsourced, either overseas or elsewhere in the company. that happened in january to accountant vivian, with twelve years of experience. >> it is really hard. it is really hard. i hope even this beg or small company would give consideration about if americans have a job here and rather than ship jobs outside the country. >> silicon valley companies say they need skilled workers ready to hit the ground running. they don't want to train them. job counselors mean that means plants will have to invest in their own training. it's not surprising the hottest engineering job seekers will have strong knowledge of mobile computer, and mobile
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communications. in san jose, david louie, abc7 news. in tuesday the santa rosa city council will consider aproving stiff fines for residents who put they're garbage cans out too early or leave them out too long. it would place a 24 hour limit on curbside garbage and recycling containers. residents could be cited if they put it out more than 12 hours before scheduled pickup or leave it out more than 12 hours afterwards. the fines would be $100 or more for violators. city inspect source say complaints have increased since the collapse of the housing market with the widespread foreclosures. that ordinance would give the city to act on complaints from residents. lisa arjen here is talking weather. >> there are come planes will the weather because we will be look for cooling in the days ahead. today a sort of a split forecast. late clearing at the coast but some warmer numbersen land. right now cloudy skies around the bay, even some drizzle out
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there. we will talk about the cool and then warmer weather coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead from massage to acupuncture, the alternative treatments now available for bay area women returning home from war.
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>> many scientists believe the world is rapidly warming. rapidly. the question is now is what will the effects be? for some answers researchers are looking at some of the shawlest creatures found directly off our coast. abc seven reports. >> for a few hundred copapas this is the bad luck of the draw them pick the wrong puddle of water because here comes their destiny. >> they are really common but they are very small. they are about a millimeter wrong. >> she is a student from davis.
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she's done a lot of dipping from mexico to oregon. while this is one of the colder days, she's all about learning about the effects of global warming. >> we want to understand whether species are able able to evolveo climate change. >> and this species is well suited to study, said her professor. >> it's significant in this case because these creatures are about the cuffest creatures we know in the sees. >> they are fairly benign and not a big part of the food chain. as soon as they develop eggs a male takes the seen and life doesn't get much more fulfilling from that. it's five weeks from cradle to grave. >> they proved ideal for the experiment because they live in localized areas and they adapt to the temperature ranges in their little pools of water. combine that with their short life-span and if any animal to evolve in time to keep pace with warming oceans, it would
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probably be them. >> back in the lab morgan has been pushing and measuring their acts to survive warmer temperatures. it's not good. so far they can take an additional 1 degree fahrenheit. >> that means they are very close, they are basically at their limit. they are also living very close to their upper temperature limit. >> these creatures tell us that, in fact, a little more change is potentially catastrophic. >> reporter: for the big picture you might compare them in tied pools to canaries in coal mines. as they go today, other species may follow. >> what we are concerned about is the species that can't shift their ranges fast enough in response to crime change. some may are at greater risk for extinction. >> it isn't something we haven't heard before, just one more creature add to go a weight of evidence. along san francisco bay, wayne freedman, abc7 news. >> i attended the oakland jazz
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festival yesterday and it was so hot but nice. >> yeah. well, you know, very localized forecast around the bay with some warming inland and cooling at the coast today. as we head outside we look for cloudy skies to greet everyone with the marine layer. up over 2,000 feet this morning. that will provide for a slow burn of-off today. we will see one sign and before our wide-scale cooling trend gets underway for the early part of the week we will see temperatures come up a little bit today in the inland valleys. 69 fremont, 60 mountain view, 62 redwood city with widespread upper 50s from san rafael and napa this morning, 58 concord. low fog and clouds this morning and the clouds will clear to the coast today. elsewhere we look at sunshine and have temperatures come up a few degrees. east bay and south bay. but still cool at the coast. then another trough hits us tomorrow into tuesday and that will provide some cooling, 2 to
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4 degrees of cooling inland due to the trough right here. you see the spin in the atmosphere. that will be providing that stronger on shore push, that thickening marine layer for the beginning of the week. once we get behind it, though, that's when things will warm up by, say, wednesday or thursday around here. but between now and then we will be looking at still temperatures a little bit cool for july standards. 5:00 this morning the clouds all the way through our inland valleys into the livermore valley, and then they begin to peel back by around noontime. so sunny skies around the bay, and then you will notice just by late afternoon we should see some clearing in san francisco. but still just 60s along the peninsula. 70s around the bay. and the 80s due to that big ridge of high pressure to the east of us trying to creep back into our inland valleys. so we will see just a little slice of that with temperatures coming up in some spots today. 92 in yosemite. low 80s in the northern sierra with 100 in fresno. the clouds along the coast, a
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little warmer in los angeles today, 83 there. so we've got more low 80s here in the south bay. 84 in campbell so you are starting out with the clouds. and then even some mist and drizzle up the peninsula here with cloudy skies through the early afternoon, half moon bay. sunshine and mild afternoon for redwood city. and san francisco coming in and in the mid-60s with that clearing pushing through the sunset district throughout the early into late afternoon. in the north bay look for highs ranging from 60, and 78 vallejo. mid-7 0s hercules. mid-80 in concord. enjoy it. numbers will be coming down here for the next couple days. 27 watsonville. cloudy now with the drizzle and the numbers will respond to that afternoon sun. mid-and upper 80s morgan hill and gilroy. a little bump away from the coast. elsewhere still cool at the
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coast today. you will notice the trend for slightly cooler weather inland right on through tuesday, wednesday. and then the numbers start to come up with a bit and looks look we are going in that direction toward the end of the week. >> i mike our microclimates because you can average your activities depending on what kind of weather you want. >> yeah. >> thanks, lisa. bay area medical center is making a unique program available to veterans returning from iraq and afghanistan. eats a program specifically designed for female vets offering therapies specifically targeted to their physical and emotional needs. here's abc7's health and science editor, carolyn johnson, with the details. >> so i will ask you to close your eyes. let that peaceful quality travel through all parts of you. >> only veterans is learning to imagine emotions haunting her more months. diagnosed with posttraumatic
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stress disorder after her return from iraq, she said back to normal life has been slow. >> sometimes i will be somewhere, let's say, for instance, in a mall or something, and then i'll see myself back in iraq. >> and then imagine wrapping all of that experience in something like a bubble or a balloon. >> this session isn't tapes place at the v. a. as you might expect, it's part of a program being organized by the institute for health and healing at california pacific medical center in san francisco. the counselor said the program speak greats a variety of alternative therapies, from this session known as guided imagery to massage and acupuncture treatments. >> and then we have a whole array of classes, yoga, and various types of movements. >> it helps me learn to pay attention to my breathing, and then pay attention to what's going on when things do arise,
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like if my heart starts pumping. >> now the institute is partnering with the v. a. and veterans group to extend the services to more returning female soldiers. starlin is with from wards to stars. >> and returning back to life, back to some of the scenarios we left when we joined the military is just time and the options to find what works best for us. >> the institute has started a fund to help cover the cost of treatment and hopes to grow the program in the coming months. in the meantime, tangerine has begun another all tern of it therapy offered by the institute, painting. >> painting helps. like emotions, anger, confusion, fear, that gave me hope. and then with hope i gain strength and the work gets larger as i feel more positive about the world. carolyn johnson, abc7 news. >> that innovative program is just getting up and running for
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female vets. if you want more information you can go to our website, abc7news.com and look under see it on tv. >> don't go a way, 7 on your side is up next. >> a center report confirms the findings of a 7 on your side investigation. it's all about the abuse of senior citizens. i'm michael finney. that story straight ahead.
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>> a new investigation confirmed what 7 on your side discovered last fall. an' because of seniors and disabled sometimes by the people cared to pay for them. here's a follow-up report. >> ninety three-year-old rose michael cherishes visits from her daughter, roslyn. she has dimension and lives in a residential senior home. four years ago she was being cared for by a convicted felon. tenubo stole as much as $30,000
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from rose. she was hired by the family, but they were unaware of her criminal past. now rose's family wants greater oversight of the home care industry. >> i don't want to be a victim of something like this happening to me. i don't want to see any of the elders being a victim and they are the most susceptible group. >> the office of oversight and out comes conducted an investigation into home elder care using our 7 on your side investigation as evidence. >> number one, we found that there were people currently advertising their services on craig's list who do have criminal backgrounds. we found that many people who have been convicted of caregiver crimes have previous rap sheets, about 25% of them. >> the investigation found many in-home care agencies do background checks but it can range from a thorough screen to $19.95 instant internet check
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that experts say yields almost nothing of value. the home care agency used by rose's family said it conducted a background check on rose's caretaker but that check failed to find a drug conviction, numerous parole violations, and a 2,008 restraining order keeping tenubo away from her own children. >> i think one of the most important findings of my report was that californians under current law can do their own background checking. >> john hill is with the senate office. he said they can use a service that scans the fingerprints of prospective workers for a background check but few take advantage of it. roslyn said her family didn't even know about it. >> i think it's more of an oversight. once again, the elderly are a forgotten group of people and they aren't a priority. >> a bill making it through the assembly would require licensing of home care providers and make background checks mandatory.
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it would also list certified providers on a website. >> kathy murphy, owner of senior options in san francisco, and i oppose. >> members of the home care industry are opposed to the legislation. greg ewe is with home sweet home of san francisco. >> we are very concerned about privacy that not only the caregivers have to put their name out, but if the direct hire is from a senior, perhaps they would have to less their name and location. >> this senator authored the bill. >> the purpose of the website is to give consumers a place to go to check the legitimacy of the home care aid and make sure they work for licensed agencies. >> a similar bill by assembly woman has not been able to get out of the assembly prop operations committee. price's bill is set to be heard by the same committee on august 17th. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. >> up next, after a two year hiatus, a local company is on a
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make friends with your hair. >> two years after it was devastate bid fire a local food company is back in production. columbus salami started in san francisco nearly a century ago and is now enjoying a rebirth at its new home in hayward. jonathan bloom reports. >> reporter: it was 2:00 in the morning when flames shot from the roof of the plant two years ago. production supervisor, maria, remembers it like it was yesterday. >> what happened when you saw the factory, that it burned? >> i started crying. i started crying because, i mean, it's like your house. you stay there ate to ten hours, sometimes ten, twelve hours. so it's sad, really sad. >> you worked there how many years? >> fourteen. >> about fourteen years? >> yes.
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>> when she didn't realize when she saw it burn to the ground it it would provide her an opportunity to weigh in on the layout and design of the new plant that columbus built to replace it. >> i started giving them my ideas, and yes. >> they took your ideas? >> yes. [applause] >> two years to the day after the devastateling fire. columbus employees helped cut the ribbon at the salami plant's new home in hayward. >> this is the state of the art facility in deli meet slicing right now. >> high-tech robotics means they employ about 20 fewer people than the old one. of the remaining 70 jobs, over half of new hires and the rest of returning workers from the old plant. some employees, like mariah, got to stay for the two year transition as they outsourced their salami slice to go competitors. >> they were very gracious and understood and basically we didn't have to ask twice. >> now they are up and running slicing salami 30% faster than the old one, in part thanks to
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maria. >> did you ever think have a chance to design a new plant? >> no. not even in my dreams. >> it's a happy ending, any way you slice it. jonathan bloom, abc7 news. next at section the revealing new pictures in the brian stow investigation. and let the weddings again. same-sex couples are getting married in new york state.
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in the news this sunday morning, july 24th, abc7 as exclusive new pictures of the two men arrested in the beating of brian stow, giants fan. tomorrow louie sanchez and marvin norwood are expected in court to be arraigned. hundreds of gay couples got married in new york at midnight when same-sex marriage became legal.